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The mission of Catholic Social Services Victoria is to assist the Catholic Church in Victoria to fulfil the gospel imperatives to:
Stand with and serve the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised; andwork for a just, equitable and compassionate society.
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A day with Northern Irish theologian, poet and peacemaker, Pádraig Ó Tuama
Spend a day with Northern Irish theologian, poet and peacemaker,
Pádraig Ó Tuama
, on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. Pádraig will lead two sessions across the day addressing the theme 'Conflict, Reflection and Creativity'. People can attend one or both sessions.
A public lecture is also being held on Monday evening, 11 February 2019.
Archbishop Peter Comensoli's Christmas Message
In his 2018 Christmas Message, Archbishop of Melbourne, Peter Comensoli reminds us that it is in Jesus that our hope is born. "He is good for us now; we can find our future in Him; our trust is assured through Him; and we are invited to work with Him." Watch or read the Christmas message below.
Please note that the 9pm Christmas Eve Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral in East Melbourne will be live streamed on the
Melbourne Catholic Website
Catholic Social Services Christmas update now online
Catholic Social Services Victoria's Christmas newsletter is
. It contains a powerful advent reflection by Fr Bill Edebohls, parish priest of Mary Mother of the Church Catholic Parish in Ivanhoe, which reminds us that while Advent is traditionally a time of waiting and preparing, "in the end the only preparation we can make to meet Christ at the end of time is to meet him now in the people who confront us on our own pilgrimage through life. Those fallen by the wayside who both disguise and reveal the Christ Child of Bethlehem and the Christ who is both King and Judge."
The newsletter also contains a range of latest news and upcoming
events being run by our organisation
and those of
Applications open for Modelling Respect and Equality program
Expressions of interest are now open for the second round of Modelling Respect and Equality (MoRE), which will run in Melbourne commencing in early March 2019. MoRE was developed by
Jesuit Social Services’ The Men’s Project
, which recruits, trains and supports people who frequently interact and work with boys and men to promote positive attitudes, respectful relationships and gender equality.
explains the program in more detail, including instructions on how to apply.
Catholic Social Services Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the Communities where we work.
Encountering love in the margins
People who are homeless face many challenges
Annual General Meeting - Monday 30 April 2018
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Congratulations to the Missionary Sisters of Service, celebrating 75 years
New initiative to help increase number of Africa-Australians in Victoria Police
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Anti-Poverty Week - Why are children living in poverty?
Lunchtime Conversation with Fr Michael Kelly Wednesday 7 November 12.30pm
Making a home for everyone in Australia - Social Justice Statement 2018-19
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Abuse in Organisations: Prevention is Better for Everyone
St Patrick's Cathedral - Organ Recital by Calvin Bowman - Wednesday 14 Nov 2018 at 7pm
Social Justice in the Neoliberal Age - Wednesday 14 November 2018
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